Summer camp is an unforgettable annual occurrence that nearly the entire unit attends, this year we spent 12 days on the island of Jersey, this is what happened...
At 5:30pm on Wednesday the 18th of July the Explorers and Leaders of Wild Wolf ESU gathered for the (second!) most fantastic event in the Wild Wolf calendar - our Birthday BBQ! This event really puts the Wild in Wild Wolf - it involves legendary parties long into the night, and -- ...Just kidding; the … Continue reading Our 9th Birthday BBQ!
Over the last few days, some of our Explorers have been celebrating their post-GCSE freedom with an entirely youth-led camp in Dorset. Check out their blog post below: On Wednesday evening we met for Explorers as usual. Once the meeting had finished and all the equipment had been packed away, us five (Lawrence, Jonah, Max, … Continue reading Camping by the Coast: a Post-Exam Celebration
This year has seen eight of WWESU's older Explorers and recent leavers achieving their Queen's Scout Award, the highest youth award in Scouting. Last Sunday seven of us headed to Windsor Castle for the annual 'Day of Celebration and Achievement', to which all new Queen's Scouts are invited. Dressed in our finest Scout uniform, we … Continue reading Queen’s Scout Parade: Windsor 2018
Our Leader John recently spent a week in Snowdonia, brushing up on his skills and training for his Mountain Leader assessment - keep reading to find out how he got on... As part of WWESU's ongoing programme of Leader development, last week I headed off to undertake my Mountain Leader training at Plas Y Brenin, … Continue reading Mountain Leader Training
What comes to mind when you think of Easter? Bunnies, too much chocolate, a few treasured days off work? Well, our Easter weekend was spent up in the Lake District, tackling activities such as sailing, canoeing, hiking and outdoor climbing. Thursday evening saw us heading up the M1 (along with what felt like half of … Continue reading Life in the Lakes: Easter Camp
(Thanks to Kamran for the title...) In February half-term 12 members of Wild Wolf ESU did a five-day Winter Hillwalking course at renowned outdoor centre Glenmore Lodge in Scotland. The week saw us greatly improving our winter mountaineering skills and trying lots of new things (think snow shoes and shovel-up shelters...), in the beautiful Cairngorms … Continue reading Glenmore Lodge Winter Hillwalking – it’s snow joke!
Last weekend we headed up to the Peak District for our annual Winter Camp. We spent two days hiking, abseiling and exploring caves, and a few of our younger Explorers have written about their experiences below: "The weekend was great!!! We spent two (and a bit) days in Peak District, after about a four hour … Continue reading A Scouting Start to 2018
Situated in Scotland's Cairngorm mountain range, Glenmore Lodge is one of the UK's leading outdoor centres. In February 2018, six Explorers, three Networkers and three Leaders will be heading up there to do a winter hillwalking course and explore the incredible Scottish Highlands. Last weekend we drove up to Snowdonia in Wales to do some … Continue reading Gearing up for Glenmore Lodge
It's 4pm on Saturday. The gates are about to open for the biggest event in our calendar: our annual community fireworks display.